Taylor - Matthis
Meredith Joy Matthis of Faison and Logan Stuart Taylor of Jackson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. at Faison United Methodist, with the Rev. Jabe Largen officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ellen Whitman Matthis and John Wayne Matthis of Faison and the granddaughter of Mildred Britt Matthis and the late John Thomas Matthis of Kenansville and the late Elizabeth Price Whitman and the late Herman Earl Whitman of Warsaw.
She is a 2005 graduate of North Duplin High School and East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree and double major in psychology and chemistry. She attends Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
The groom is the son of Susan Harris Taylor and Michael Stuart Taylor of Jackson and the grandson of Foy Marie Taylor and the late Charlie W. Taylor of Jackson and the late Llewellyn M. Harris and the late Lunsford L. Harris of Roanoke Rapids.
He is a 2002 graduate of North East Academy and Halifax Community College. He is employed as a registered nurse at Halifax Regional Medial Center.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
She wore a formal gown of ivory taffeta with a sweetheart strapless neckline. The fitted bodice was adorned with beading under the bustline and led to a drop waist and a lace-up corset back. The bodice, A-line skirt and semi-cathedral-length train were enhanced with asymmetrical ruching.
Her headpiece was a headband with crystal jewels and a fingertip lace veil with scalloped edging made from her mother’s veil.
The bride carried a handtied bouquet of burgundy dahlias, red cockscomb celosia, orange lilies, artichokes, lotus pods, burgundy hypericum berries and nandina.
Megan Buckhaur of Winterville was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Hayley Grady and Amanda Whitley of Winterville and Renee Lambert of Mount Olive, friends of the bride.
Michael Stewart Taylor was his son’s best man.
Groomsmen were Corey Taylor of Wilson and Evan Taylor and Mason Taylor of Jackson, brothers of the groom.
Caleb Taylor and Cole Taylor, nephews of the groom, were ringbearers.
Deborah Lucas of Faison directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kristina Quinn, cousin of the bride. Taylor Matthis, cousin of the bride, distributed the programs.
Brad Edens was the candlelighter.
A program of wedding music was provided by Susan Avent of Faison; Barbara Guy of Faison, organist; and Ann Taylor of Faison, pianist.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a dinner and dance reception at Southern Wayne Country Club.
After their wedding trip to Wilmington, the couple will reside in Greenville.
Events held before the wedding included an engagement dinner Nov. 7, 2010, at Tripps in Greenville hosted by the bride’s parents; a floating wedding shower Aug. 28 hosted by the women of Faison United Methodist Church; a floating wedding shower Sept. 18 hosted by the women of Jackson United Methodist Church; a lingerie shower Oct. 15 in Winterville hosted by the bridesmaids; a bachelorette weekend Oct. 21-23 in Miami Beach, Fla., hosted by the bridesmaids and friends of the bride; and a bridesmaids’ luncheon Oct. 29 at Walnut Creek hosted by Nancy Edens of Kenansville, aunt of the bride, Beth Edens of Sumter, S.C., and Brooks Edens of Goldsboro.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner Nov. 4 at the Country Squire Restaurant near Kenansville.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on November 27, 2011 1:52 AM